Wherever Jena Holtberg-Benge goes, success follows. In 1995, an ambitious Holtberg-Benge graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, with a Bachelor of Arts in international studies. Six months later, she landed a job at Laura Mercier as an account manager, overseeing stores from North Carolina to Colorado and driving a 30 percent increase in annual sales.
Today, she’s the general manager at John Deere Reman, a division of John Deere that employs approximately 700 people and distributes remanufactured John Deere parts globally. She plays a vital role in the company’s success—and has learned a lot about teamwork, leadership and cultural differences along the way as her work has taken her across the globe.